I'm happy you're still around. I hope this email isn't too confusing.
I read your post regarding the James Mitchum's daughter marrying an unknown Neal and Wilkerson. The names you mentioned made me think there could be a slight chance at a link. I am trying to make connections to William L. Neal and figure out who Nancy Huff and Nancy Wilkerson is. I'm interested in finding information on my maternal great grandmother Mary Williams and her family. Besides knowing 'stories' about her, I know she was born about 1875 and died in 1938 and is buried in Brushie Prairie, Texas.
More than likely I'm way off base (which is usually the case :). I struggle to keep this stuff straight. I do apologize if I'm wasting your time. Thank you very much for your reply. I hope to hear from you again.
Texas Death Certificate for Nancy Jean Latham (17 Oct 1859 - 29 Nov 1941). She was born in Carthage and died in Denton. Her parents were Jack Thomas and Lucy Wilkerson per the informant M. E. Stanfield. She was also the oldest sister of James Thomas, father of my grandmother, Nannie Lucille Thomas. See 1870 Panola-Beat 5-Images 25 and 26. The images have W. J. [William Jackson] Thomas(52), Lucy(26) (is Lucy the daughter? , Nancy(9), Lena(8), Elijah(7), Alice(4), Matthew(4), and James(2).
Something tragic possibly happened to the family of William J. Thomas- I'm thinking it was a influenza epidemic about 1919. The "tragedy" conclusion was based on separation of the young brothers in 1880. Seventeen-year old Elijah Thomas was living with the family of William L. NEAL. Fourteen-year old Matthew Thomas was living with Nancy Wilkirson(sp). Eleven-year old James Thomas was living with uncle James H., aunt Caroline, and cousin James Applegate. Also in 1880 Panola-Precinct 8-District 67-Image 12-Household 114, Amaziah H. Latham(21), Nancy(20), and sister-in-law Alice (Beatrice). Thomas(13). That's five of six children that were on the 1870 census with W. J. Thomas as head-of-household. Amaziah Hillman Latham married Nancy Jean Thomas. His death certificate (12 Aug 1858 - 3 Aug 1940) is also viewable online. He died in Carthage and was buried in Miller Cemetery. Father identified as John Latham and mother identified as surname HUFF. First, positive, identification is on 1870 Panola-Beat 1-Image 37. Thomas Huff(65), Nancy(45), James(15), Elener(11), Marshall(13), and Hilman Latham(12). In 1860 Panola-Beat 14-Image 3, find John W. Wilkison(35), Nancy(34), John(13), James(11), George(7), Judge(5), and Alonzo(3). Were Nancy Wilkison and Nancy Huff the same person? In either case, the family of Amaziah Hilman Latham and Nancy Jean (Thomas) Latham were in Panola County 1880 - 1930. 1880 neighbors are listed as William L. Neal(33)GA, Martha Neal (32) GA, Lula 12, Thomas 8, Mary E. 5, John 2, Elijah Thomas 17.
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